Important tips for backpackers before setting out
Choose the right equipment
1. Sleeping bag: the weight of the sleeping bag depends on the climate, because sleeping bags are used in the tent and with clothes to sleep, choose those specifications whose comfortable temperature is close to the night temperature.
2, tent, to build fast, wind and rain mainly.
Backpacks, in general, are calculated in terms of time. The longer the journey and the longer the time, the larger the volume of backpacks should be. For a professional entry-level backpacker, the backpack should be at least 65-70 liters.
3, waterproof pad, if the route is close to the mountain lake, waterproof pad is necessary.
4, the kettle: do not need to bring a large volume of the kettle, drinking water rules and drinking quantity, best according to the actual needs of the arrangement.You don’t have to prepare too much water, you can recharge as you go through town.
Problems encountered during the hike
In addition to safety, backpackers generally face four major problems. Firstly, they must have enough rest time and not consume excessive physical strength and energy every day.The second is eating, food and water, do not eat too much water or dry food, need to scientifically consider physical needs;The third is excretion and personal hygiene. It is the most troublesome problem for backpackers to find suitable places for excretion and toilet. Personal experience shows that it is better to arrange regularly at the noon of each day and find suitable places when crossing the town at noon.If you sleep outdoors, stay away from water sources.Better still, if you can find a mountain farmer who has built a simple open-air toilet.Finally, there is the issue of environmental protection and garbage disposal. If we do not spend the night in cities and towns, organic garbage, such as paper towels and food scraps, can be buried in situ. Insoluble garbage must be packed and taken away.
Plan your daily route and general route map
In the early morning of each day, set out the route to be completed that day, as far as possible through the nearby towns, in order to buy dry food and breakfast the next day.
In the evening, you should prepare for sleeping outdoors or staying in a hotel in advance. If the weather permits sleeping outdoors, before it is dark, you should decide on the resting place, study the surrounding environment, complete the assessment of the coefficient of rainstorm and flash flood, set up the tent, and put the food in the sealed plastic bag, so as not to attract insects or other animals.It’s best to sleep in your clothes and not take off your shoes.
1. Before you set out, practice setting up your tent in 10 minutes without too much light.
2. Even if the coat is waterproof, it is better to wear a raincoat when setting up your tent on rainy days
3, prepare clothes, must be packed in dry bags, including mobile phones.
4. Stock up on dry food — food is the hardest to come by, even in suburban areas where snack shops may not open on rainy days.
Most useful overnight backpacker outfit: a big nylon raincoat.Even if it wasn’t raining, the grass was very wet in the morning, and when I put the tent away, I could put all my gear on or under the raincoat.